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April 7 is World Health Day

This year’s World Health Day celebration highlights the theme “Our planet, our health,” calling attention to the relationship between the health of the environment and human health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that avoidable environmental causes, such as air pollution, “highly processed, unhealthy foods and beverages,” account for 13 million deaths each year worldwide.  WHO is focusing on “urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy…,” advising that governments and individuals share examples of what they are doing to “protect the planet and their health…” They offer a campaign kit to promote the theme, including posters as well as social media posts and messages. More information and a link to the campaign tool kit are available for World Health Day 2022 here.